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THL: What is it?
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Whisky is aged sherry casks and bourbon barrels for 8-10 years and the bottled at cask strength.
THL: Why should you try it?
Glenfarclas whiskies are aged in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso and Fino sherry casks. This whisky does not have an age statement, but Glenfarclas ages all of their whiskies for a minimum of 8 years. The whisky is surprisingly smooth for a cask-strength, but some drinkers may prefer adding a splash of water. The extra kick of alcohol (60% instead of the regular 40%) can be a bit of a surprise, but the flavors are concentrated, intense, and extremely enjoyable after letting some of the alcohol evaporate after pouring. While not for the faint of heart, the whisky is a great representation of a good cask-strength whisky.
THL: Who makes it?
Glenfarclas Distillery was first purchased by the Grant Family in 1865 and has remained family-owned and independent ever since. The distillery is located in Ballindalloch in the heart of Speyside. The distillery is home to largest copper pot stills in Speyside and has an impressive library of whiskies dating back to 1952.
THL: What does it taste like?
Dark fruit, sherry, candied pecans
THL: How should you drink it?
Neat. (Even if you are going to add water, give it a whiff neat first to appreciate its complexity.) Water helps to reveal additional fruit flavors like banana and pineapple.